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SD Corrupt

Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:51 pm

Hi All,

Experiencing a lot of issues with my raspberry pi & the sd card getting corrupt multiple times. The longest the PI was running for was about 3 or 4 weeks. Running the Raspbian OS, tried a sandisk & kingston brand SD cards with 4GB which are a Class 4

I have attached screenshots of the error I receive.

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Re: SD Corrupt

Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:18 am

very difficult to actually read your screenshots. the print is too small.

I have also had some problems with sd corruption. I keep generations of copies of images, just in case a bug sneaks in and I have to start again from a known good point. The problem happens most often on a headless rpi when it looses its wireless connection to the local network for some reason. The only way to get it back is to remove and reconnect power, and that means taking a chance on corruption.

Be careful to always do "shutdown -h now" before removing power (that is when possible :)


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Re: SD Corrupt

Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:42 am

One of several previous postings relating to "sd card issues" ... rd+corrupt
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Re: SD Corrupt

Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:57 am

Oakham wrote:One of several previous postings relating to "sd card issues" ... rd+corrupt
I don't think that helps since that thread has been dormant since September and doesn't have any firm conclusions.
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Re: SD Corrupt

Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:21 am

I suspect your power supply
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Re: SD Corrupt

Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:56 am

It is difficult to read your screenshots, but I had a similar issue when drawing too much power from the USB port, every time it would corrupt the SD card. Re-imaging is the only thing that fixed mine.

I'd advise using a powered USB hub, and also checking your pi is getting the correct voltage from the power supply (you'll need a meter to do that).

Also, as has been suggested, take regular images when developing, so you can get back to where you were.

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Re: SD Corrupt

Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:28 pm

May I also draw your attention to this thread, it was a bit of a wow moment for me. ... 28&t=57675

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